Russian volunteers, with the help of local police, stopped illegal truck carrying 1300 dogs and cats transported in horrific conditions, stuffed 5-10 to a tiny cage, many wounded, bleeding and dying from heat, thirst and hunger. These poor animals were to be killed and eaten at the Yulin dog meat festival. The Russian volunteers had to sneak the saved animals in secret into shelters and animal sanctuaries. These organizations must keep their addresses secret due to attacks by the dog and cat meat traders — a horrific custom still existing in the rural areas of China.
I want to stress that it was an international effort; the Chinese volunteers and Chinese animal shelters were involved.
The good news, many innocent animals have been saved.
Video (sorry, graphic):
Koala to Putin: Vladimir, don’t mind Tony, his communication skills are zero and vocabulary a bit limited. He meant ‘the cuddly koala group hug,’ but it came out as ‘shirtfront.’
(Shirtfronting: rough tackling to the ground of an opponent in Australian slang – move considered illegal in Australian football. Australian PM Tony Abbott infamously repeatedly announced he would shirtfront Putin. Honestly, Putin’s nerves are made of steel and his patience is infinite after a comment like that. Link)
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tony Abbott with cute and cuddly koalas at G20 in Brisbane, Australia
Koala to Putin: Vladimir, now I see what all those dogs and other animals have been raving about!
This kind of tackling is welcome, as long as none of these dogs is called Tony 😉
Putin and the Caucasus snow leopard, one of the mascots of the Sochi Olympics
New pic added!
Putin swimming with the dolpins
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